tv [untitled] May 14, 2011 3:00am-3:30am EDT
there's a new blow for the would be unravels as the air finance minister returns and to hand it from washington after days of trying to convince the international community to release her into the obvious frozen assets. meeting between the nato chief and the american president promised questions as to why they are real motives are behind their so-called humanitarian intervention in conflict countries. plus one thousand days left until the twenty fourteen winter olympics officials in russia's resort city of sochi a working round the clock and going out all the stops to our competitors and
spectators alive. and artie's closer to the hometown of europe's largest hydroelectric station and find out how locals are trying to repair decades of damage to the rivers and fishing industry. pushing hard to live from moscow i'm marina joshie the libyan rebels have failed today official recognition from the us government a top rabble official was even did not have a meeting with rock obama in washington on friday ramu djibril is the first senior member of libya's national transitional council to visit the u.s. after meeting american officials djibril said the rivals are having trouble getting washington to release colonel gadhafi frozen assets administration and earlier promise to hand over some of the multi-billion dollar funds to the libyan
opposition journalist patrick hayes as the rebel allegiance was the west is only alienating libyans. said. understand. ending who makes up the opposition and certain extent caution is commendable because this humanitarian intervention by the west in libya wasn't a planned strategy is a war without any real aims it was something that the west jumps into you develop any real clear sense of who they're doing it on behalf of who the rebels are and what they want to achieve from its transitional national council of libya now completely orientated towards the west towards nato towards america they want to try and get exceptions from obama from western leaders they're not looking towards the libyan people it means that self-determination doesn't come from the libyan people it comes from this kind of political elite in libya who basically just trying to tell the west what it wants to hear recognition has to come from the
libyan people it can't come from the west it's not just about getting rid of gadhafi it's about bringing about a democratic libya which is very much a process that has to be struggled for by the people of libya you can't form libya into a democracy the solution doesn't come from the west removing gadhafi and i think it would be absolutely dreadful if this bombing does end up killing gadhafi because gadhafi should be removed by libyan hands not by the west. in libya more nato air strikes have reportedly struck the capital tripoli calling in to find broadcasts from colonel gadhafi media watches and meal. fogh rasmussen agreed to continue bombing as long as a legal year puts up by resurrections lauren lyster reports the motivation of the u.s. led alliance is under scrutiny. several decades and of course later it's still the question that's top of mind when it comes to the world's largest military alliance any people i think today wonder
after the end of the cold war why nato lo and behold reality is that nato is busier than ever. set up to counter perceived threats from the soviet union the north atlantic treaty organization has plowed ahead without an enemy after the end of the cold war. some faith that the alliance lost its reason to exist instead what happened in fact and in violation of even the accords and the agreements at the time was nato aggressively expanded. and a larger alliance that once promised peace has instead pledged bombs in troops to afghanistan going on a decade. and in its latest endeavor the largest air strikes into libya despite uniting a new strategic goals back in november libya has launched the allies aided dischord some countries don't want to actually. shoot ground targets some.
air targets which are in. amidst the in-fighting it's unclear what motives are really behind the planes flying in the name of nato over the african country is that the personal aspirations of a leader france was among the first to push for intervention france wants to get in on what i call the imperial condominiums a real kind of african or is it the showcase in a new arms race military buyers love to have weapons that are tested in war but if your weapon system is very well in a war you can count on sales going up in fact the only two planes now in contention for a ten billion dollar order of one hundred twenty six planes from india are the euro fighter typhoon and the french for fell the very ones french and british allies have been flying over libya. is it the opportunity to oust the qaddafi regime it is u.s. policy that gadhafi needs to go and prop up one more favorable to us foreign policy
interests try to. cater. to the next step which of course to screw to. a so-called humanitarian intervention that critics argue. was never warranted but which now may be causing a humanitarian crisis we didn't stop a bloodbath but we are prolonging and perpetuating the suffering of civilians in libya suffering that is now washing up on the shores of nato allies by the boatload of refugees though the united states has seemingly stepped back from libya he was the number one contributor to nato and therefore many would see the us really as being nato now this comes at a time when the conflict in libya on the ground more and more people are calling a stalemate and it's the allied infighting as well as rising costs in every sense that same question people have been asking for decades comes to mind could be the
key yet nato war in less or r t washington d.c. . the libyan government claims a nato air strike has killed eleven muslim clerics in the city of brugge the coalition says the facility of dog was being used to coordinate attacks on civilians and so nato activists recross of things to your mind as intimidating the entire world with the slepian campaign. you're talking about work there is. no global force and you know it was very smooth it was very. conservative years ago. he said he was struck that she was from the other nations around the world going to reason it was because you. think you're going to stay through for an instrument you shouldn't work when you can. use anyone and. this is working for
you if you don't play ball with. your political career and this is a dangerous organization in the world i mean the world needs to go certainly as strongly as he promised we're going to the united nations and not a u.s. led military is in georgia works on the war. in syria security forces opened fire on thousands of protesters killing at least six people on friday soldiers tried to hat off them astray sions by occupying mosques and blocking public squares according to eyewitness accounts meanwhile international pressure is mounting on the syrian authorities over the brutal crackdowns united states has warned syria that i would pursue additional steps to hold the country responsible for its gross human rights abuses along with the e.u. the u.s. has already imposed sanctions against the country was washington also examining whether president bashar eleven year rule is legal human rights groups say as many
as eight hundred fifty people have been killed since the start of the revolt against assad's regime. we want to see any and always get all the latest information on everything that's happening in north africa and the middle east on our facebook and twitter pages there you also find more on our developing stories as well as photos videos and polls make sure you take a look next on your line. he doesn't seem. eager to tell you the. same. since. well only a thousand days ago preparations for the winter olympics in sochi are well underway
with most of the construction and wring its file stages aside look said to be crossing the finish line to ride on time the russian reviewer is basking in the developments of the country's most anticipated sporting event as broad was it is there is a rhythm following the action. of the big construction showing this is entering its final the. west there's this joint structure like most of the venues here it's it's being built on schedule but it's committed enough all the facilities here except maybe for the main olympic stadium will have to be completed by two thousand and twelve so that they can be used during test competitions. and most of construction effort was launched in two thousand and seven when sochi warmed the olympic bid believe to construction sites no consumable didn't have the region's cement supplies over three hundred fifty thousand plants more than eighteen have dolls of workers take part in the project three hundred of them are
foreigners the bernese side stadiums and ice rinks include fruits tunnels bridges together with new schools and hospitals they believe the lasting legacy of this tropical black sea resort so there's great excitement high hopes of the russian city resting on the big event but i don't know if you can see the preparations you were there are being built the streets are cleaner. more tourists will come the olympics will bring festive mood into town girl and i think the medals rubio was and was this team will be formed berto at home. the polar bear hair and snow leopard have been recently picked as the olympic mascots less than three years join this dream team will greet the athletes and visitors of the two thousand and fourteen sochi winter games. one of the greatest sporting spectacles on the planet is just one thousand days away but if you thought your win big mission is going to
be as grand as rush imagine every minute down to earth completing the mammoth construction effort on time and in budget there is more security sochi. also the count us our the mighty volga join our team as we take you on a journey along the longest river in europe that's been the backbone of the russian economy and an inspiration for its culture. mumbai is probably best known as the birthplace of one of india's greatest aspirants bollywood and like matty other countries more cosmopolitan cities it's undergoing constant change thanks to an economic boom but for the millions living there only one a huge dominates their daily lives clean water artist british writer saw just how hard life in mumbai can be. mumbai india the financial center for one of the fastest growing economies in the world. and the heart of india's beloved bollywood film industry but beyond the glitz and glam there's
another story playing out on the streets of india's most populous city. i.v. cup at six am and walk to a village that is one in half hours every to get to book a soft drink in water. this is shine i'm on a guy she's twelve years old and her life in mumbai literally revolves around finding water basically going is that i don't go to school because i have to work at home my mormon dad work as liberals and they have to go out so i have to say to you about and work at home from morning to evening in this slum it's actually more common to see a satellite dish bringing these people cable t.v. than it is to see a working tap to bring them water one point two million people in mumbai live in an authorised slums and aren't entitled to government services like water even after walking hours to get to attach the water only runs at specific times for sometimes as little as ten minutes. well the people in
a couple hours community have managed to find a broken pipe in a gutter not far from their homes many indians are spending up to ten percent of their salaries to buy usable water water access isn't just a problem that affects people living in the slums actually thirty five percent of households in mumbai receive less than the desired one hundred liters of water per person per day and many of those people live in middle class communities. so one is mum by housewife despite living in a more modern apartment so wants to has to schedule her day around when she can get water. we get water at four am for one another for us since we just get it for just one and a ha far we have to wake up early and get all the work done so wants us to fill the tank on her roof during the time the city gives her access to water and if she needs more than the tank of water she's able to fill she's out of luck water is an issue that seems to about everyone here and five of their is
a one man managed to escape the problem is they miss will pay somebody and he's worth twenty seven billion us dollars and his house there are hydroponic hanging gardens swimming pool water and he reportedly uses five hundred hours of water every month it's something that angers me here while most are used to seeing the great contrast between rich and poor on a daily basis they believe that it's access and waste that is unfair. we have come to give me a memorandum and water collected from video. if there is a shortage or for billing to give him or the game here could get him this one protested and for those who have no choice but to plan their day around water retrieval it's a painful reminder that even when it comes to basic necessities the wealthy elite still has the advantage what a lot but i feel bad in a house me get water for only one and a half hours whereas they have enough water to one day even to waste. a constant
battle to meet their dealing needs preassure either archie mumbai india. or more on the way for you on our team clothing to share are not to share as a u.s. decides whether to raise its debt ceiling americans. well i think the only political system that's kind of relevant to christianity is socialism and i don't think jesus would be very happy with us not sharing. more of the national news in brief for you this hour israeli security forces clashed with palestinians in east jerusalem and the west bank on friday a day some protesters hurled stones at soldiers who responded with water cannons and tear gas before and say at least one person was killed and nearly a dozen were arrested not but dave marx the founding of the state of israel in nineteen forty eight after which some seven hundred thousand palestinians fled or
were expelled in the war about ensuite palestinians want east jerusalem to be the capital of the state they tend to stablish in the west bank and gaza strip. egypt's interim ruling military council has vowed to use all means to crack down water called deviant groups threatening stability and security meanwhile the wife of president hosni mubarak has been detained for fifteen days in cairo pending further investigations into corruption allegations it comes after a couple were questioned on charges of profiteering the former president is also accused of ordering the deaths of regime protesters. have reportedly been killed and eighteen injured after security troops opened fire on protesters in yemen the shooting happened in the town. south of the capital as thousands attended the funeral of another demonstrator killed on thursday people across yemen have been demanding an end to the twenty year rule of president saleh however the leader
remains defiant saying he will use all necessary means to defend his position. pakistan's lawmakers have slammed the american operation that killed osama bin ladin two weeks ago. and call it friday as to us drone attacks the latest drone strike reportedly killed five people in pakistan on friday washington has refused to add the attacks and still hasn't apologized for keeping us in the dark over there been a lot of write a contributor thanks the u.s. should have been more cautious nobody can be of the u.s. administration unique capability to model the warders bungled the message last week the us president obama deployed to top u.s. officials to negate the negative impact from the overkill verbosity of the scum for . first it was u.s.
attorney general eric holder who tried to change the perception of whether the direct orders for the u. the air raid war to kill or capture and then as ministration dispatched the u.s. national security adviser thomas then. both did their best to cover a political interference into a cold bird special forces missions in pakistan but inadvertently compromised the whole nature of the operation it was designed first and foremost as a political campaign not as of this special operation before you authorize somebody to step up and talk to media make sure that you get together all your national security teams and delegate just one person who will have all necessary information and authority to speak on behalf of the u.s. president. or the u.s.
debt ceiling already at a staggering allow americans are last unhappy about proposals to raise it now while obama and congress struggle to reach a compromise our own resident in the big apple or harvest looked for a solution on the streets of new york. if the us stock sparing money it could negatively affect the whole world economy if it continues to borrow money it could accumulate a burden that's too heavy to carry so as the us best approaches the debt ceiling of over fourteen trillion dollars that congress just put into place in two thousand and ten should it can fit or raising that that feeling even more this week let's talk about that do you think they should raise the debt limit again i'm not sure they shoot but they will because they really have to that's how do we get to a place where we have to keep doing it. because. killing come to an expenditure if you have to cut out national parks if you have to cut saving the
turtle or if you have this is a cut out some teachers drops maybe three percent here three percent or three were thrust small percent off of everything have to cut everyone has to give up something would you be willing to give up two more percent of your salary no tax no tax raises at all be willing to pay more in taxes yeah a little bit i think it's patriotic. i do too what's with the people you know that say that they're so patriotic in the their american and they stand for america but then they're not willing to pay more taxes for the country so i think the only political system that's kind of relevant to christianity is socialism and i don't think jesus would be very happy with us not sharing it's a shame because what's happening in america is disappearing as should be happening do you think middle america is aware of the corporate sizing of america it seems like people don't even realize how and find bad yeah i would agree with you i think middle america are such good citizens nobody wants to make any do they want the rabble rousers you know they want to be included in the whole process but when you
see people from the economic you know anything million dollars or seventy million or whatever or a.b.c. making forty five minute i mean what happens to be made by going to put their money back you know how you people that you people working there what i would be would have much more value for everybody the world economies in the same situation you know you look at what's happening with china. you know the economic situation for the time being are pretty bad they're. going to regroup the whole system just me and say whether or not you think the u.s. should raise the debt ceiling the bottom line is given the fact that we've done it seventy four times since one thousand nine hundred eighty two i think it's safe to say that it's going to be raised again very soon. this saturday we continue exploring russia with our close of the country's most fascinating places.
this town we are in the law grad reagan some one thousand kilometers southeast of moscow the region is divided by the my volga river the longest and you are never ever has long been the bad goal of the russian economy and an inspiration for its culture but despite providing so much human activity is also causing damage artist tom barton estimates whether the great river is the hottest or. the mighty volga it runs deep through the russian soul it is provided inspiration for songs and poems it is the country's main north south phone tree and decades ago schumann ingenuity connected to the dawn river to the west in my post for centuries people dreamt of connecting the two rivers now this canal essentially joins distance ceased together. evoke the dawn canal is an engineering marvel within
a day a vessel can pass the canals thirty blocks ten million tons of shipping does so every year. another concrete giant is this finished fifty years ago it's the biggest hydroelectric plant in europe it powers the local city of volgograd and sends lots more electricity to moscow hydroelectric plant behind me is a potent example of how much the volga can provide but harnessing a river like this isn't without its cost. fishermen who've been watching fish stocks for years they see the slow damage the downing of the river has done especially to russia's prized sturgeon the source of caviar but in the president of the hydroelectric plant has done significant damage because it stocked fish swimming up river to the spawning grounds they turned back and start swimming downstream and now we don't know where they are. within a year all these houses were going full into the river. to pentagon how many of the
hydroelectric plants turbines are on the water level can change suddenly and dramatically too suddenly for the banks to absorb it plays havoc with the canals to . let's see if. we can only look through ships we have enough water for last year the water level dropped because of this hydroelectric plant and it caused big problems we could only look through small ships off half loaded ones. control of the river flow by the planters made building the builders for playing more attractive serious floods are less likely but the water that is put into the drains is taken away from the fish that need it. when people started building on the floodplain the places where the fish pond then flood anymore most of the spawning grounds are now gun and now we're at last the voice of the voters ecology might start being heard after fifty years of damage the plant make changes regime to
release water for the rivers benefit not just its own. the first time in fifty years the rules will contain a point on maintaining biodiversity in the river we still have a chance to bring the vulgar back to life meaning that the mighty vogue is treated with the respect it deserves tom watson. there is much more out. there spying for you to explore including news coverage and analysis and blogs russia scores find out how moscow and st petersburg one with the right to host the hockey world championship in twenty. eight and if we ever of the exhibits and secretly come to life after the public goes how do you now have a chance to find out as moscow's call to satirise all die for a yes part of the. international night at the museum got more details that are seen
a huge market right now for battle area clearance because there are a lot of countries in the world that are contaminated by unexploded ordnance. that's you've got these companies and n.g.o.s that have basically sprung up that have an expertise to get rid of these weapons. what they do is they go to these places they will hire local train the locals how to do the clearance they'll let the locals basically take ownership because you know they have a vested interest in clearing their homes and they're putting themselves at risk every single day when they go out there to clear areas of these weapons. they take a. bit big. lead. and.